Liberty, Democracy, and Government Growth: The Role of Interests and Ideology
This conference was concerned with why governments have grown beyond the size and scope that can be reasonably considered consistent with the liberty and prosperity of their citizens, and why it is so difficult to reverse government growth once it has occurred.
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (vol. 2)
By Adam Smith
Edited by R. H. Campbell and A. S. Skinner
William B. Todd, Textual Editor
First published in 1776, the year in which the American Revolution officially began, Smith’s Wealth of Nations sparked a revolution of its own. In it Smith analyzes the major elements of political economy, from market pricing and the division of labor to monetary, tax, trade, and other government policies that…
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